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  • n. Plural form of thirty.
  • n. A decade starting with the year xx30, most usually the decade from 1930 to 1939.
  • n. The decade of one's life from age 30 through age 39.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the time of life between 30 and 40
  • n. the decade from 1930 to 1939


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  • In other words, the way social security has worked since the thirties is a disgrace.

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  • You succumbed to the wife's demands when you were 40 and so, if I may say so, have had a pretty good deal: being spared kids in your thirties is a greater fortune than that visited on most men who dread their arrival ...

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  • He plans to focus on the years from 1972-1977 when Coetzee, in his thirties, is sharing a run-down cottage in the suburbs of Cape Town with his widowed father.


  • Also, I would not be so cavalier to assert that income in one's thirties is a good proxy for lifetime income.

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  • But perhaps the place which has seen the most complete change from the thirties is not North America at all, but Europe.

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  • No state, furthermore, unless it has aggressive military designs such as those which consumed Nazi leaders in the thirties, is likely to divert to defense any more of its resources and wealth and energy than seems necessary.

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  • Nevertheless I want to discuss them first, because they are more interesting psychologically than the others, and also because the mere survival of such papers into the nineteen-thirties is a rather startling phenomenom.

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  • First of all, the depth of research required to pull off a novel like this, filling in the blanks between the birth of Christ and the point at which we pick up his story again, when he’s in his thirties, is incredible, and even if many of the scenarios in this novel are preposterous, Christopher Moore deserves kudos just for that.

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  • One of my co-workers, a single mom in her mid thirties, is constantly on the go, filling her calendar, and her son’s, with as many activities as she can find.

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  • “The dominant tendency of the thirties is the repression of ethnic and cultural differences and the representation of the average American—the final result of the great ‘melting pot,’” writes film historian Patricia Erens, author of The Jew in American Cinema.

    A Renegade History of the United States


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